Letter to Blizzard - December 5th
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12-16-13, 12:21 PM
A Deviate Faerie Dragon
Join Date: Oct 2009
Originally Posted by
Did anybody stop and think under what reason can Blizzard limit what a person can write or not write?
They dont own the LUA lenguage, addon authors are merely using their API and that doesnt constitue a breach of copyright:
The API are public that means they cant be considered "trade secret" or whatever they want to classify them to
enforce their rules.
They have absolutly 0 legs to stand on limiting authors addons.
So what stops somebody to start charging for an addon if they want , the code will be 100% their copyright,
it is not derivative since there is NO code from Blizzard on any addon ever.
There have been situations where addons have been banned by Blizzard, I think they then restricted the API`s that can be used or something like that.
I remember there was an addon long long time ago that draw things onto the 3D world, that is not longer allowed to do. Maybe I just misunderstood you on what you meant too.
Quoting the post right above you`re own just make the post unnecessary long.
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